The Los Cabos Open Tournament Director Jose Antonio Fernandez believes it will not be easy for tennis to keep generating a big interest once Roger” federer>, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic retired from the professional tour.
Fernandez said: “It will be a tough time because all the younger players have some troubles to breakthrough. Those three guys are unbelievable, they come from Mars. There is Dominic Thiem, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Karen Khachanov, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Nick Kyrgios and Alexander Zverev Zverev are very committed but in the last years, the biggest tournaments have won by the Big Three.
Younger players may not fill the hole but there are many talented guys and people love them and at least they are more consistent than WTA players who instead lose early.” On Juan Martin del Potro possibly coming back to Los Cabos after this year’s withdrawal due to a knee injury, Fernandez concluded: “First of all I want him to be back on Tour because tennis needs him.
We have a very close relationship with him, he loves the place, he played great tennis last year, he had an unbelievable time here with his family and friends.” On Grigor Dimitrov, who defeated Steve Johnson in the first round and then lost in the second, Fernandez added: “Grigor is having a tough time but I think he will back to a top-level.
It’s a matter of time. He is a great guy. He told me he was really impressed with this event and venue. The most important thing is that he wants to be back at the level he used to. He wants to be on the top ten rankings, he hired Radek Stepanek and Andre Agassi.”